Will John Kerry’s Senate Seat Come Up For Grabs

There’s a lot of chatter about Senator John Kerry possibly moving to the Cabinet, either as Secretary of State or Secretary of Defense, and there’s some worrying going on in Massachusetts about the possibility of another special election to fill his seat. The agita is understandable—Democrats are still bruised over the devastating 2010 experience of seeing the “Kennedy seat” lost to Brown in a special election, which cost the party its filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, greatly complicated the push for the Affordable Care Act, and foretold the party’s huge losses the following fall. The big concern among Democrats “is that none of the party’s potential candidates for Kerry’s seat would seem to have the firepower (and fundraising potential) of … Continue reading